Green Bay Packers (4-6-2) 30, New Orleans Saints (4-8) 10
Sunday December 2nd 1973 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Jerry Tagge's 41-yard scoring run late in the third quarter and touchdowns by Al Matthews and Jim Carter on interception runbacks sparked the Green Bay Packers to a 30-10 victory over the New Orleans Saints. Green Bay mounted a 13-0 second quarter lead on two field goals by Chester Marcol and Matthews' 58-yard dash, then withstood a rally led by the passing and scrambling of Archie Manning to hand the Saints their fourth consecutive defeat. The Saints got on the scoreboard on a 22-yard field goal by Bill McClard seven seconds before halftime, then closed to within 13-10 in the third period on a 29-yard scoring pass by Manning to Jubilee Dunbar two plays after a Tagge fumble. However, rookie linebacker Tom Toner picked off a Manning pass moments later. On third and two from the Saints' 41, Tagge faked a handoff inside, kept the ball himself, circled the left corner and then cut back into the middle for a touchdown. Carter, Green Bay's middle linebacker, intercepted a Manning pass on the Saints' next series and streaked 42 yards down the right sideline for the clinching score. It was the Packers' first fourth-quarter touchdown since their season opener. Marcol booted his third field goal, a 33-yarder, midway through the fourth quarter. Second-year quarterback Bobby Scott replaced Manning after Carter's interception, but the Saints' last chance vanished when Joe Profit lost the ball on a fumble at the Packer 15 with 3:17 left.
NEW ORLEANS -  0  3  7  0 - 10
GREEN BAY   -  3 10  7 10 - 30
                     NEW ORLEANS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   16            13
Rush-yards-TDs          29-100-0      42-154-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-36-180-1-4  9-13-109-0-0
Sacked-yards                3-24           1-4
Net pass yards               156           105
Total yards                  256           259
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           2-2
Turnovers                      5             2
Penalties-yards              1-5          4-39
SCORING
1st - GB - Marcol, 14-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - Matthews, 58-yard interception return (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - GB - Marcol, 39-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-0
2nd - NO - Bill McClard, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-3
2nd - NO - Jubilee Dunbar, 29-yd pass from Archie Manning (McClard kick) GREEN BAY 13-10
3rd - GB - Tagge, 41-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 20-10
4th - GB - Carter, 42-yard interception return (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 27-10
4th - GB - Marcol, 33-yard field goal GREEN BAY 30-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 22-74,Jerry Tagge 4-45 1 TD, MacArthur Lane 10-28, Perry Williams 4-9, Jon Staggers 2-(-2)
NEW ORLEANS - Archie Manning 7-35, Joe Profit 13-30, Jess Phillips 8-27, Lincoln Minor 1-8
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Jerry Tagge 13-9-109
NEW ORLEANS - Archie Manning 24-14-143 1 TD 3 INT, Bobby Scott 12-4-37 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - MacArthur Lane 4-41, John Brockington 3-17, Rich McGeorge 1-44, Jon Staggers 1-7
NEW ORLEANS - John Beasley 8-73, Jess Phillips 5-37, Jubilee Dunbar 2-37 1 TD, Joe Profit 1-16, Doug Winslow 1-12, Lincoln Minor 1-5